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Artist: Public Enemy
Album:  Apocalypse 91
Song:   Shut Em Down
        - Ridenhour - Robertz - Gary G-Wiz - Depper -

        I testified
        My mama cried
        Black people died
        When the other man lied
        See the TV, listen to me double trouble
        I overhaul and I'm comin'
        From the lower level
        I'm takin' tabs
        Sho nuff stuff to grab
        Like shirts it hurts
        Wit a neck to wreck
        Took a poll 'cause our soul
        Took a toll
        From the education
        Of a TV station
        But look around
        Hear go the sound of the wreckin' ball
        Boom and Pound
        When I
        Shut 'em down
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
        What I use in the battle for the mind
        I hit it hard
        Like it supposed
        Pullin' no blows to the nose
        Like uncle L said I'm rippin' up shows
        Then what it is
        Only 5 percent of the biz
        I'm addin' woes
        That's how da way it goes
        Then U think I rank never drank, point blank
        I own loans
        Suckers got me runnin' from the bank
        Civil liberty I can't see to pay a fee
        I never saw a way to pay a sap
        To read the law
        Then become a victim of a lawyer
        Don't know ya, never saw ya
        Tape cued
        Gettin' me sued
        Playin' games wit' my head
        What the judge said put me in the red
        Got me thinkin' 'bout a trigger to the lead
        No no
        My education mind say
        Suckers gonna pay
        There gonna be a day
        'Cause the troop they roll in
        To posse up
        Whole from the ground
        Ready to go
        Throw another round
        Sick of the ride
        It's suicide
        For the other side of town
        When I find a way to shut 'em down
        Who count the money
        In da neigborhood
        But we spendin' money
        To no end lookin' for a friend
        In a war to the core
        Rippin' up the poor in da stores
        Till they get a brother
        Kickin' down doors
        Then I figure I kick it bigger
        Look 'em dead in the eye
        And they wince
        Defense is pressurized
        They don't want it to be
        Another racial attack
        In disguise so give some money back
        I like Nike but wait a minite
        The neighborhood supports so put some
        Money in it
        Corporations owe
        Dey gotta give up the dough
        To da town
        or else
        We gotta shut 'em down